More outrageous than Milka to N/H/L

Posted by Iannucci | 2/04/2009 | 16 comments »
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Although I'm fairly confident it's not something based on fact, this is the current driver listing for the "2009 Sprint Cup" on ESPN.com.

And yes, if you go there and click through it takes you to a page with a picture of Young Marco. Good grief, do they not have a competent webmaster anymore?

16 comments

  1. pressdog // February 04, 2009 1:27 PM  

    Pretty sure I just had a stroke.

  2. pressdog // February 04, 2009 1:30 PM  

    John Andretti, maybe?

  3. Diecast Dude // February 04, 2009 2:11 PM  

    Incompetence and ESPN.COM's NASCAR coverage are more inseparable than Danica and not having a thing to wear.

  4. AGRfan26 // February 04, 2009 2:19 PM  

    It's not even the right birth date for Marco.

  5. Anonymous // February 04, 2009 2:23 PM  

    God only knows where they got Marco's name, but that is last years list. Notice it shows 'Dinger in the 84 for Red Bull and even lists Dario Franchitti in the 40 for Chip Ganassi Racing. I'm sure it must really be "John" Andretti, but talk about an embarassing mistake - Go Nascar and ESPN!

  6. mongodriver // February 04, 2009 3:02 PM  

    Looks like a cut & paste time killer. Interns aren't paid to know the difference. The supervisor doesn't seem to care.

    Bill davis is out as is CAT, Blaney, AT&T. OTC hasn't run in two years and Marco is the only andretti of note this week.

    ESPN is too big to care.

  7. marc // February 04, 2009 4:16 PM  

    That entire page is a crapsicle, for the record John Andretti has signed to drive the #34 car in the Daytona 500 for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

  8. Anonymous // February 04, 2009 5:25 PM  

    Scott Riggs is in the 36, its a Toyota, and the team is called Tommy Baldwin Racing. They would be so lucky to have Marco in that car.

    http://www.jayski.com/teams/36.htm

    Steve K

  9. Anonymous // February 04, 2009 6:23 PM  

    Well, what does anyone expect from NASCAR?

  10. Mike // February 04, 2009 8:09 PM  

    I'm not gonna go chase it down right now, but if I'm not mistaken (which I frequently am) I think the name they wanted to list is Marcos Ambrose (an Aussie!) with that team, which is a co-op deal with (woohoo) Michael Waltrip Racing. IF I'm not mistaken.

  11. Mike // February 04, 2009 8:29 PM  

    Then again...a little closer look would have revealed that they have Ambrose' name immediately above Marco's. But they do have the wrong team and mfg for Ambrose, and Bill Davis Racing has closed it's doors from what I've heard. Plus Davis was running Toyotas too, (last year anyway).

  12. gnome // February 04, 2009 9:42 PM  

    I find it funny that they have Marco there (? what stoner is in charge of the webpage ?), amusing that Stanton is still listed there, and depressing that Allmendinger is still there.

    As for Bill Davis, I had heard had been bough out and was now a part of Penske's stock car operation.

  13. AZZO45 // February 05, 2009 3:27 AM  

    "Bill davis is out as is CAT..." That's incorrect.

    (1) Davis lost CAT in '08 & recently sold something to Penske. Hornish's #77 has Top 35 guarantee again(He had finished '08 38th & left having to qualify for the 1st five '09 races)

    (2) CAT has replaced AT&T at RCR. Jeff Burton will fly the CAT colors this year (despite their recent layoffs)

  14. Anonymous // February 05, 2009 1:16 PM  

    Just checked the ESPN site - they have fixed the list now and it no longer lists Marco - apparently it was John's slot they had him in. The other information has also been updated, except for still listing Dario Franchitti in the #40 at Ganassi - guess they can't fix it all at once. Might scare them!

  15. Anonymous // February 05, 2009 6:47 PM  

    NASCAR can have Milka.

  16. Anonymous // February 06, 2009 4:04 PM  

    They've taken Marco off the list. Unfortunately, they also took Stanton Barrett off the list.

    Like someone said....they can have Milka.